In January of this year Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a redesign of the state's Medi-Cal program that could impact hundreds of thousands of Californians. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with advocates and critics about the future of Medi-Cal.
Keywords: Medi-Cal; Schwarzenegger; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Rehabilitation vs. Incarceration|
A large percentage of California's inmates return to prison after their release, prompting citizens and state officials to ask if it needs to be that way. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a parolee who faced life imprisonment, public officials, and other experts about the pros and cons rehabilitation.
Keywords: Rehabilitation; Incarceration; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Religion and politics/ 150 year old church/ Patricia Barber|
Peace activist Rabbi Michael Lerner takes a stand on the interplay between religion and politics. He's the publisher of Tikkun magazine. Lerner delivers a lecture tonight at 7:00 pm at Trinity Cathedral entitled "The Left Hand of God: Taking Our Country Back from the Religious Right". Sacramento's Westminster Presbyterian Church celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend. Today you'll learn about the church's fascinating history...
Keywords: Religion and politics; 150 year old church; Patricia Barber; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Renaming Sutter/ Moving Sac Forward/ Sea Otter Deaths|
The city of Davis is set to rename a street bearing the name of Sacramento pioneer John Augustus Sutter. Jeffrey Callison speaks with Davis City Councilman Stephen Souza; Gary Kurutz, the California State Library's Curator of Special Collections; and Bob Dunning, columnist at the Davis Enterprise. Is there a civic leadership vacuum in Sacramento? Jeffrey finds out what's behind a new campaign that says Sacramento needs strong community leaders...
Keywords: John Augustus Sutter; Sacramento Community Leaders; Sea Otter Deaths; KXJZ; Sacramento Public radio
|Resolving conflicts / Equal time / The Chapman Stick|
What are the best ways to resolve a conflict? Today on Insight, experts from the Center for Collaborative Policy and people involved in a protracted dispute tell you about successful systems for resolving conflicts. Will Phil Angelides get equal time on California’s NBC stations in the wake of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance on "The Tonight Show?" The issue is now before the FCC. Sacramento musician Michael Kollwitz plays an unusual instrument that sounds like a band...
|Rest in peace / Rice dreams|
An update from a local widow on her nearly one year long effort to convince the military to allow a religious symbol on her husband’s headstone. It’s one of the world’s most widely consumed grains and it impacts jobs and lives here at home. Today on Insight experts tell you what challenges face California’s rice industry. Plus, you'll hear from the owner of Bubalus Bubalis, a company that makes cheese using milk from water buffalos...
Keywords: wicca; rice; California rice industry; Bubalus Bubalis; Insight; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio
|Restorative justice / California beer|
You'll meet several people, victims of crime, who chose to sit down and talk with perpetrators. In advance of this weekend's 2006 West Coast Brewfest you'll learn about the history of beer in California and hear from a California brewer who makes exotic flavors of beer including chocolate and chili. The 2006 West Coast Brewfest takes place Saturday May 20 at Miller Park in Sacramento.
Keywords: Restorative justice; California beer; West Coast Brewfest; KXJZ; Sacramento Public radio
|Restoring California's Missions / The Life of Julia Morgan|
Many of California's 18th century Spanish missions are in disrepair, and millions of dollars are needed to restore them. A bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer could make matching funds available to spur private donations, but some say this would violate the separation of church and state. Jeffrey Callison explores the topic with experts on both sides of the issue. A new play on the remarkable life and career of California architect Julia Morgan marks its world premiere in Sacramento thi...
Keywords: Restoring California's Missions; Julia Morgan; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Rock the uke / Tattoo Sac / "Oak Park Revisited"|
Today on Insight you'll meet Larry D, a man who describes himself as "not just another gay, black, rock-and-roll ukulele player". He's in town to benefit CARES, Sacramento's biggest AIDS clinic. The 7th Annual CARES Luau is Saturday, June 17th from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at CARES, 1500 21st St, Sacramento. Information: (916) 914-6363. Learn about the mystique of tattoos from artists and enthusiasts as they get ready for the All American Tattoo Festival 2006 in Sacramento...
Keywords: Larry D; All American tatoo Festival; Oak Park Revisited; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio